Steward requests/Permissions/2010-01

Administrator access


I am AfroUnderscoreStud of the Ndonga Wikipedia, our administrative team is barely existent and rarely any adminstrative activity happens. I am requesting adminship to modify the MediaWiki interface so that we can translate the interface from English to Ndonga. AfroUnderscoreStud 21:05, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]

This should actually be done at translatewiki instead of directly on the interface, the results will be automatically transferred over. James (T|C) 21:11, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]
May I ask where I make the request on Translatewiki? AfroUnderscoreStud 21:12, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]
On the main page there is a link for "translator privileges" which gives directions on how to make a request for well translator privileges :) You also may want to read "Translating Intro" which is a couple links above that for a quick guide on how it works. James (T|C) 21:16, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]
However you surely agree that the project barely has a active administative staff. AfroUnderscoreStud 21:47, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]
Waiting to ~ January 4th, pending community feedback on request for adminship. Laaknor 22:18, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]
Understood. We do operate differently than other Wikipedia projects so sorry for any confusion that you might get. AfroUnderscoreStud 19:21, 29 December 2009 (UTC)[]
Not done of course. --M/ 22:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I'd like to have my adminship bits turned off on en.Wiktionary. It's been a couple months since I used them with any seriousness, the project has a surfeit of admins, so I don't need them and they don't need me to have them. Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 15:13, 8 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 16:53, 8 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks! - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 17:48, 8 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Granted. Crat is inactive and local vote looks legit. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 15:12, 9 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Ervin C.@ro.wikiquote

  • note: The discussion is just one day old, one of voters have just one edit and that is the vote --WizardOfOz talk 11:53, 9 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  • Comment:I deleted the votes of users who do not have enough contributions enough, I remained with the volume that has enough contributions to vote. ----Ervin C. talk 15:37, 9 January 2010 (UTC)[]
    • There is no policy for voters linked. Undone --WizardOfOz talk 15:43, 9 January 2010 (UTC)[]
    • CU confirmed that two of voters are user Ervin C.--WizardOfOz talk 16:43, 9 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Per the results above do we want to just mark this notdone and archive? James (T|C) 08:11, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]
absolutely   Not done--Nick1915 - all you want 09:49, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]


MSClaudiu 14:12, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Hello MSClaudiu, please provide a link to the local community approval or link to the announcement on local village pump. LeinaD (t) 14:40, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Please ask on the local village pump if anyone objects to you getting admin-rights. If noone objects in ~ one week, you can be given temp sysop. However, I think we should begin at 3 months and not 6. Laaknor 14:34, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]
A week has past now can I be an admin.MSClaudiu 11:41, 11 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I see the only bureaucrat there being inactive, while active on Romanian Wikipedia. I am asking before stepping in.--Jusjih 00:40, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I don't want to be an administrator because the procedures are taking to much time and the conditions are changing from week to week so I'm withdrawing the request to become temporary administrator--MSClaudiu 12:42, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Good day, I request to become a temporary admin for three months on to do maintenance. This Wiki needs a lot of maintenance ; mainly editing pages in the Wikipedia space and deleting pages. I didn't open any discussion on this matters on the wiki itself because it seems there is not much community on cr. 23:38, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Bonjour, je demande de devenir un administrateur temporaire pour trois mois sur afin d'y faire de la maintenance. Ce wiki a besoin de beaucoup de maintenance ; principalement éditer des pages dans l'espace Wikipedia et supprimer des pages. Je n'ai pas ouvert de discussion à ce propos sur le wiki lui-même parce qu'il semble qu'il n'y a pas vraiment de communauté sur cr. 23:38, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

  Done set to expire 12-April 2010 bastique demandez! 23:41, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Malafaya is away, the talk wa started long ago, so please do it :) Gaeser 11:57, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done only due to local bureaucrat's repeated non-response as our last resort. That only bureaucrat seems to be active recently, but failure to respond to your request at his local talk page suggests that he has no objection.--Jusjih 01:43, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Ok'k, thank you a lot:)--Gaeser 10:04, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Temp access for a couple minutes for deletions and maintenance. No local sysops. Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 01:47, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:52, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Finished. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:58, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Removed - thanks for your help.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:07, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Please add temp sysop access on 5 minutes for cleanup blank pages. In kvwiki no local sysops. Regards, – Innv | d | s: 02:51, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:54, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Removed - thanks for your help.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:01, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Tbsdy lives@en.wikipedia

Hello, I was referred here. Hi all, my old account is User:Ta bu shi da yu. However, while I retired from Wikipedia some time ago, I never resigned my adminship as there was never a problem with my adminship conduct. However, I have since come out of retirement, so I was wondering if I could have the admin rights transferred from Ta bu shi da yu to Tbsdy lives?

Alternatively, I would be happy to ask for this on Wikipedia:WP:RFA, however I believe that there is precedent to transfer admin rights from one account to another. Ta bu shi da yu 00:17, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Local rights removed. en:User:MBisanz already mentioned on the en bureaucrat noticeboard that he'd give you admin locally. Let us know when your rights are granted locally so we can close this, please? Kylu 00:25, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Sure thing :-) Ta bu shi da yu 01:44, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Reflagged at [1]. MBisanz talk 00:11, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Part 2   Done locally, closing. Kylu 00:17, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I was an admin for years, retired a year ago this month. Wouldn't mind the bit back if that's alright. Rebecca 03:24, 21 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Forwarded to local bureaucrat noticeboard. In instances where a project has active local bureaucrats, it's up to them to restore the permissions (in this case, admin tools). Closing as "Not done", though I have no doubt you'll regain them locally. Kylu 03:26, 21 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Please add temp sysop access on 10 minutes for cleanup broken redirects. In ukwikibooks no local crats. Regards, – Innv | d | s: 12:18, 21 January 2010 (UTC)[]

It only takes sysop tools to fix broken redirects, not 'crat. But   Done all the same.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 12:24, 21 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Could you please give me a 15 minute administrator access, so I can clean up the mess at this project? Mercy 13:42, 22 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done, given and removed. Laaknor 13:48, 22 January 2010 (UTC)[]


(your remarks) احمد-نجيب-بياباني-ابراهيمخېل 18:54, 16 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I don't understand... what are you requesting?--Nick1915 - all you want 23:03, 16 January 2010 (UTC)[]
If you're requesting administrator on English Wikipedia, that's going to be a   Not done since they have their own local procedure and bureaucrats. If you're wanting something else, please specify. Kylu 00:30, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Please add for me temp-sysop access (5-10 min) for cleanup. No local admins. – Innv | d | s: 05:20, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Added and, after notification, removed. Kylu 05:28, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Seb az86556@tpiwikipedia

Somebody needs to clean up the massive, unattributed, English-language copyvio-textdump @ tpi-wiki. I've tagged all of them with {{delete|em i no bin raitim long Tok Pisin}} more than a day ago, but there doesn't seem to be anyone around or responsible, and whoever produced the mess doesn't seem to have any intention of translating. I'd be willing to volunteer, but if one of the stewards wants to go in there directly that'd be fine as well. >tpi:Category:All articles proposed for deletion /(I'd let you know once I'm done, shouldn't take long.) Seb az86556 18:59, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Temporary right granted, let us know when you're finished, please. Kylu 21:19, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done Thanks :) Seb az86556 21:33, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Right removed, thank you for your assistance. Kylu 21:35, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]


For records i have granted user:Eminn temp 6 month adminship on azwikisource . This would be expired on 24 july 2010 --Mardetanha talk 18:53, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy@viwikipedia

Could you please give me a 30 minutes? I need to clean up some categories and projects --minhhuy*= 14:12, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Not done. There are active sysops who can assist.--Shanel 14:26, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
But now I have no admin is online --minhhuy*= 14:30, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
You will have to wait until an admin is online. We cannot grand admin rights on projects where there are active admins, or for requests that are not urgent.--Shanel 14:35, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]


For the records , i gave Sortilegus 6 month temp adminship on the project --Mardetanha talk 10:06, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Hello, because of my bad English, I'll speak in English and Spanish: This is my third time I am temporarily administrator in the Basque wiktionary, and the 25th of this month it will expire. So I ask again to be, and this time if it could be forever, not temporary. And not cast a vote because birdy told me not to lack, and that made it in more times. Greetings --Bengoa (My user talk) 13:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Hola, debido a mi mal ingles, hablaré en inglés y español: Esta es mi tercera vez que soy temporalmente administrador en en wiktionary vasco, y el 25 de este mes se me expirará. Por eso pido volver a serlo, y esta vez si se pudiera para siempre y no temporalmente. No e echo una votación porque me dijo birdy que no hacia falta, ya que la había hecho varias veces. Saludos --Bengoa (My user talk) 13:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Hola, Bengoa, I can read Spanish but I'm less confident writing it, so I'll reply to your Spanish comments in English, if I may. (Si lo prefiere, puedo tratar de traducir mis comentarios.)
According to our usual policy, we only grant permanent rights after the community has voted. I can't think of any exceptions to this rule. I'm not sure why Spacebirdy told you this was not necessary (note to others reading this: 'no hacia falta' -> 'there was no need') - I'll leave her a note, but she is very busy off the wiki these days, so I don't know how fast she will reply. When you say "la había hecho varias veces" do you mean that there have been several elections already, or that Birdy has given permanent adminship without elections several times?
I would, of course, be glad to give you another six months of temporary adminship, or you can hold an election at euwiktionary to get permanent adminship. — Dan | talk 21:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Hello. Yes, I remember that birdy said to me those. But I havn't any problem to do a votation. When I said 'la havia echo varias veces' I was saying i did the votation in many times, But I going to put a votation now. Thanks :) --Bengoa (My user talk) 13:01, 15 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Excellent, thanks. Let us know after a week or so. — Dan | talk 02:05, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Ok. I'll tell you in 25 of this month, it's the day of the admin expire. Thanks :) In that day, if all this in moved to the other page I'll copy all this and put again here, to know all. Bye! :) --Bengoa (My user talk) 12:51, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I did the votation. Is here. The other admin, and it is the other only active user, vote to me. I think it is all well. Bye! --Bengoa (My user talk) 14:07, 25 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done, expires 2010-08-01 Laaknor 14:48, 26 January 2010 (UTC)[]


This project is very inactive, and possess many articles for deletion. I'm sysop from spanish Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Taichi - (あ!) 02:37, 29 January 2010 (UTC)[]

there're at least 3 active sysops.--Nick1915 - all you want 10:59, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Last time I got a temp sysopship of 3 months. As my temp sysopship is gonna expire next month so I'm applying here to extend it. 6 months will suit me this time, I think. Regards, Tanvir 08:51, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I don't see your request at Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary, which implies that your sysopship isn't temporary... --FiliP ██ 10:55, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[] 11:18, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Guess you got the answer. Here is my last request. Regards, Tanvir 12:15, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done Extended to 16 June 2010 Kylu 15:01, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Bureaucrat access

Mr. man@rmy.wikipedia

--Mr. man 14:12, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

0 votes, and you requested crat soon after coming there. /me smells socks. Pmlineditor  14:28, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Ok! A further wait. I thought we must immediately request the Meta. --Mr. man 14:31, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Not done Locked accounts have no use for bureaucrat rights, sorry. Kylu 15:33, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Ok. -- 15:37, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I am the chairman of Wikimedia Danmark, and would like to be a bureaucrat so the chapter can use the domain for our various projects and such. Palnatoke 18:34, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  granted and good luck with your chapter Laaknor 18:35, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Thankyouverymuch! --Palnatoke 18:36, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]

CheckUser access

Mailer diablo@enwiki

Identification complete.[3] Risker 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Identification complete.[5] Risker 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Kirill Lokshin@enwiki

Identification complete.[7] Risker 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Shell Kinney@enwiki

Identification complete.[9] Risker 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Identification complete.[11] Risker 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Identification complete.[13] Risker 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I sent the proof of my identity and my age. I accept the privacy policy and the CU policy. Also, please don't forget to restore User:E.coli access to CU. Thanks in advance --Ex13 14:49, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 18:22, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Sent in identifying information shortly before posting this request. I have 25 votes of support and 100% support overall. -- Adrignola 00:41, 7 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Identification already received. NW (Talk) 00:42, 7 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done Please be sure to apply for the CU mailing list. --FiliP ██ 00:44, 7 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Election done. --WizardOfOz 09:33, 22 November 2009 (UTC)[]

User is not yet identified to the WMF. This needs to be done before access can be granted. I've posted information about the procedure at his talk page. --Erwin 09:42, 22 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Note: this user requested CU rights in last month: Steward requests/Permissions/2009-10#Smooth O@bs.wikipedia. LeinaD (t) 17:00, 22 November 2009 (UTC)[]

  • Note:@ Leinad and he was elected by the rules of Dungodung wanted more votes and so we extended the election. The result are 10 more votes of support and two which doesn´t count (not enough edits by election rules). It is the same election just extended.--WizardOfOz 18:22, 22 November 2009 (UTC)[]
    I think this is fine now, as the support for this user is quite obvious. --FiliP ██ 22:13, 23 November 2009 (UTC)[]
    Shouldn't it be extended, I mean there are not enough votes according the policy ? Huib talk 19:13, 25 November 2009 (UTC)[]
    Just for those few votes? There is no vote against him for a month, but if there is realy a problem we can do it once more :). --WizardOfOz 19:40, 25 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Note:Extended until 12-15-2009 even if there is no need. --WizardOfOz 19:54, 25 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Thank you for extending the vote. Policy is clear on this, you need 25-30 votes and 70-80% support for a checkuser election to be valid. 20 votes are not enough. See CU#Access_to_CheckUser. I hope that helps clarify matters, this is not a debatable point. ++Lar: t/c 19:23, 29 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Followup: It appears that the extension did not do much good, only one more vote was received, and that on 1 December. That's unfortunate... perhaps another extension and some publicity? ++Lar: t/c 19:56, 16 December 2009 (UTC)[]

Sorry, but I didn´t have a possability to wrote in last time by technical problems. If this is such a problem (even Dungodung sayed thats fine for him), I would like to give a link to another election, wich was maded on a much larger project without problems Lucas Teles. If there is still a problem I can extend again, and as you wrote make some publicity. --WizardOfOz 20:44, 16 December 2009 (UTC)[]
You're correct in that the mentioned election does not meet the minimum requirements as stated for a general election, though pt.wikipedia isn't a completely accurate example for the situation: The request for checkuser assignment was given to us by a member of the pt.wikipedia ArbCom, which is one of the exceptions to the access to checkuser policy. You may wish to consider rescheduling your checkuser elections during a time of the year when people are not so busy, perhaps, to get greater turnout? Kylu 00:46, 17 December 2009 (UTC)[]
Extended again. We gonna make more publicity. Those 5 votes will be not a problem :) THX --WizardOfOz 10:32, 20 December 2009 (UTC)[]

Perhaps the difficulty in finding 25-30 people to show up at the election is a sign that local CUs are not needed?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:46, 31 December 2009 (UTC)[]

We have 26 votes but two of them have not enough edits by the rules, and the last one is coming soon :), after vacation. --WizardOfOz 02:26, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I ask you let me say something: actually, the sentence "...the mentioned election does not meet the minimum requirements as stated for a general election...", as it refers to this, is not correct at all, because it was a second round (2º turno) - a run-off -, just to choose between the two candidates that both meet the minimum requirements (see here) and received 25 votes each one. As there were two other candidates (43 and 39 votes) and we had to choose only three check-users, we had to make another election, only between the two candidates (me and Lucas). The election had all the minimum requirements, the voting period, the candidates mainpace edits, the minimum support and so on. CasteloBrancomsg 17:08, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]
So it is done! 25 votes, and 100% support. User is identified, so please if someone can give him the flag. --WizardOfOz talk 18:51, 5 January 2010 (UTC)[]

OK, this is now   Done, after a long and tedious procedure. 25 votes is enough, the user has been identified, he has 100% support. --FiliP ██ 23:14, 5 January 2010 (UTC)[]

There is 23 valid votes ([14], [15]). --Roberta F. 15:06, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]


You have 27 supporting votes, 3 opposing votes and 2 neutral votes. You have 90% of support, but please submit your identification proving your age of majority. We cannot appoint you without proof.--Jusjih 23:28, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Hi, I have sent my details almost 3 days ago. Regards 11:43, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Sorry that was me above Vodomar 12:23, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done (identified)--Nick1915 - all you want 20:57, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Successful request for the CU permission. Kanonkas 13:19, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

CU status granted. LeinaD (t) 13:23, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Oversight access


Identification complete.[17] Risker 02:08, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:23, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Shell Kinney@enwiki

Identification complete.[19] Risker 02:08, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:23, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Identification complete.[21] Risker 02:08, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:23, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Identification complete.[23] Risker 02:08, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:23, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Kirill Lokshin@enwiki

Identification complete.[25] Risker 02:08, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 15:23, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


We did conclude a request for oversight access in tr.wikipedia and user already identified to the foundation. --Eldarion 13:59, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 14:06, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]


We did conclude a request for oversight access in tr.wikipedia and user already identified to the foundation. --Eldarion 13:59, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 14:06, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Steve Smith@enwiki

Thanks. Risker 07:13, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]

As it happens, Sarcasticidealist is still my SUL name, though Steve Smith@enwiki obviously isn't on that SUL. Anyway, I, Meta User:Sarcasticidealist who has been identified to the WMF, hereby affirm that I am Steve Smith@enwiki. Sarcasticidealist 07:24, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 09:09, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Removal of access


  Done, hope to see you back again :( Laaknor 14:04, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Re-election failed by 22 support/79 oppose votes. --Guandalug 01:54, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe. - Thank you for your help. ++Lar: t/c 14:40, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Re-election failed by 51 support/52 oppose votes. --Guandalug 01:54, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe. - Thank you for your help. ++Lar: t/c 14:41, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Re-election failed by 94 support/76 oppose votes (needs 2/3 support). --Guandalug 01:54, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done - Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe. - Thank you for your help. ++Lar: t/c 14:43, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Pjetter 07:16, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done ++Lar: t/c 14:47, 1 January 2010 (UTC)[]


This request is valid, but I'd ask to other stewards to wait for a couple of days.
Thank you, M/ 00:08, 2 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I'm comfortable with waiting, but can you give a bit more context on why? Is this a self request? Did something get deleted? ++Lar: t/c 16:02, 2 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Nothing got deleted, this user had some conflicts and I'd like to check with him if a less traumatic solution is feasible. Thank you, M/ 17:58, 2 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Request withdrawn, restored to have it archived.
--M/ 18:55, 2 January 2010 (UTC)[]
OK thanks for clearing up my confusion, and for your efforts to find a gentler solution. ++Lar: t/c 23:11, 2 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Hello Advance, you don't have SUL, please confirm this request on your project. LeinaD (t) 18:15, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Advance (talk) [31]
Done. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Leinad (talk) [32]


  sysop flag removed Thanks for all your efforts for the project --Mardetanha talk 19:56, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the quick service. Nev1 20:00, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. Please leave a message to this user in his own language, thanking him for his work as a sysop. --M/ 12:33, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Due to DE's inactivity policy. Last action is more than 1 year ago, the required 90 days since user notification are also over. --S[1] 10:10, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Done. Would you mind leaving a "thank you" message in German to this user?
Thanks a lot. --M/ 12:37, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Status removed. LeinaD (t) 15:29, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Sorry, but a bit too fast. Isn't there some sort of cooling off period?--Mstislavl 18:23, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]
There is no mandated cooling-off period, though it has been suggested many times. Of course, the local bureaucrats can re-grant the right if they wish. Kylu 18:30, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Status removed. LeinaD (t) 19:15, 3 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I resign as bureaucrat on the NL Wikipedia Walter 18:19, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Done --Walter 18:21, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I resign as Steward --Walter 18:52, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]

done --Walter 18:56, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Requests for desysop closed by local bureaucrat –Juliancolton | Talk 05:36, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]

This is actually a desysop and decratship to be slightly more clear. -Djsasso 14:24, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Done. --Erwin 18:01, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I would voluntarily like to have administrative rights revoked. To put it bluntly, I'm done. — ξxplicit 08:04, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Since your SUL doesn't exist, can you please confirm this on enwiki? Thanks, Pmlineditor  08:10, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Confirmed. — ξxplicit 16:18, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done thank you!--Nick1915 - all you want 07:22, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]


개인적인 사정으로 인해 한국어 위키백과 관리자 권한을 더 이상 수행하기가 힘들 것 같습니다. 고로, 제가 보유하고 있는 한국어 위키백과 관리자 권한을 회수해주시기 바랍니다.(I wanna translate this sentence into English) BongGon 08:47, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Translation : Because of my personal reason, I can't carry out Korean Wikipedia adminstrator no more. So, please cancel my adminstrator's role which I have.--Awesong 09:05, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 09:28, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done, thank you!--Nick1915 - all you want 07:25, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]


SirFozzie 22:58, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for some sort of evidence that the account is compromised. (All local logs and contribution histories suggest no activity since January 2.) Right now it seems equally likely that SirFozzie's account is compromised! --MZMcBride 23:03, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
This is per copious amounts of discussion on Functionaries-L and ArbCom-L. I've asked a second Arb to speak up, as I posted this at their direction (being a new arb). SirFozzie 23:08, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Confirm that Cool3 is a compromised admin account per checkuser data and discussions on arbcom-l etc. Fritzpoll 23:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Endorse desysop Roger Davies 23:11, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Mailer Diablo approves this (Cool3's) desysop. - 23:14, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
SirFozzie's account isn't compromised. I am aware of the circumstances behind the request, it is a legitimate request from en:wp ArbCom. ++Lar: t/c 23:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Endorsed, as an enwiki checkuser - Alison 23:15, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done ++Lar: t/c 23:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  • You know, we don't need all of you to come here and endorse it :) guillom 23:16, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
    • Just in case that it was thought we were all being replaced by pod people. Thanks, guillom. ;) SirFozzie 23:18, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
      • Blame MzMcBride. ++Lar: t/c 23:25, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]


He/she does/did not have edit activities for three months since 13:38, 13 October 2009 (UTC). According to de-sysop policy of ja.wikiprdia, I request to remove his/her sysop access. Thank you.--Web comic 05:24, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I think that you should wait for more community input before going through with this request. Razorflame 17:13, 14 January 2010 (UTC)[]
User who confirmed no edit for three months requests for removed sysop access is formal of having followed de-sysop policy of ja.wikiprdia. A lot of communities are not needed to agree. Please read the policy document again. --Web comic 02:48, 15 January 2010 (UTC)[]
That's difficult for people who can't read Japanese. Does your policy request that a local bureaucrat report the change? Kylu 02:51, 15 January 2010 (UTC)[]
This policy has been decided in November, 2004. Three people are the automatic removed sysop access according to this policy recently([37], [38], [39]). It is quite the same request as the case that you did. --Web comic 05:11, 15 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done sorry, for the delay--Nick1915 - all you want 08:32, 15 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Done, I've left a message on user's talk. --M/ 12:04, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove only my checkuser access right Lusum 16:55, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Laaknor 16:57, 18 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Thanks! --MZMcBride 03:40, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  DoneDan | talk 03:45, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]


  DoneBureaucrat flag removed (only), Administrator and Checkuser remain. Kylu 05:11, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks again.Teles (talk / pt-wiki talk) 05:22, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]


vvvt 05:12, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Kylu 05:15, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]


vvvt 05:12, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Kylu 05:15, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Please remove my sysop and checkuser flags. Thanks in advance. KovacsUr 22:48, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Done, thanks for your work! LeinaD (t) 22:50, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done --FiliP ██ 07:42, 20 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Notice posted for 30 days per policy; tools not used for over a year, so sysop qualifies as inactive per policy on inactivity and associated tool removal. -- Adrignola 19:50, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Done. --M/ 21:01, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I want my sysop flag on svwiki to be removed. Thanks. //Lelle1987 20:55, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Done. Thank you for your work as a sysop. --M/ 21:01, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[]
That was fast, thanks! //Lelle1987 21:08, 23 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Rad Urs@rowikipedia

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 13:11, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]


ArnoLagrange - inactive admin in sourceswiki. – Innv | d | s: 11:26, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 13:08, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton@Wikimedia Brasil

The username you have edited with here does not appear to be linked to the one on br.wikimedia. Could you please log in to that wiki under that account name, edit a page in your userspace stating that you don't want the rights, and then bring the link to it here? It's quite important that the edit be by user "Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton" and not "R.T.Argenton" please. Kylu 02:57, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Can this request be processed here?--Jusjih 03:02, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
From a technical point of view, yes. The account isn't linked in a meaningful way to the one he wants the rights removed from, however, so we're unable to proceed as of yet. I've asked a member of Wikimedia Brazil for assistance regarding the matter already. Kylu 03:58, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I informed the user that he confirm the order with your actual account. Regards -- @lestaty discuţie 04:27, 24 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done, removed per diff Kylu 00:25, 26 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Stephen Bain@enwiki

  Done. Please thank him for his services. Laaknor 14:42, 26 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Have you actually discussed this/have a policy about removal of inactive admins? Laaknor 12:01, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Since there is no policy. But the Romanian wikipedia if you miss a year off from office, he lacks two years and not believe it longer interested. Regards, Sirty 12:32, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I am sorry, but why do you open this discussion here as there is a bureaucrat at the local project? -Romihaitza 12:35, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I am sorry, the user not is active sir. However, we can talk here about it. Best regards, Sirty 12:38, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

No, I am sorry, you just registered as a member of rowikinews a couple of hours ago. Of course this is not a problem. But the project has a local community and a local bureaucrat. If I remember well from the times I was a steward, in this case this requests must be done locally, not here. My proposal is to close this subject here. Thank you! -Romihaitza 12:41, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]
This is   Not done. Local 'crats can't remove rights, but you need a local policy or discussion about this. Wikipedia-policies can't be used on wikinews. Laaknor 12:44, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Thank you, Laaknor! -Romihaitza 12:46, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I am sorry sir, best regards, Sirty 12:48, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Esprit Fugace@frwiki

Following the build up of some tension, I'm requesting the removal of my access as bureaucrat on, while keeping the sysop tools. I'm aware that the stewards won't give me the rights back, this is a thought-through decision. I like Wikipedia, and I'm feeling that if I don't give up the bureaucrat rights now, I'll just give up contributing altogether. The sysop tools are much funnier to play with. Thanks, Esprit Fugace 13:21, 25 January 2010 (UTC)[]

I'm going to wait until tomorrow, so that some more time is allotted to think :)
Ciao, --M/ 18:51, 25 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I know you surely had your share of drama, diva, and other "I will/I won't", but really, I'm not so inconsistent as to ask for removal one day and annoy a steward the other day, whinning for my tools. This is no loss for me : I like being a sysop, but bureaucrat is just an annoying duty I took up for a while because there were no one else, and one that wearies me more and more these days. But there, wait a day, a week, a month, as you like. It won't change my decision. Esprit Fugace 23:18, 25 January 2010 (UTC)[]
After chatting a bit with Esprit Fugace off-wiki, she made it clear that she wanted to get it over with. I removed her bureaucrat tools. guillom 23:26, 25 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I request removal of sysop access for ru:Участник:Vald in accordance with this Arbcom decision. Regards, --Blacklake 18:59, 27 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done Kylu 05:12, 28 January 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done, grazie--Nick1915 - all you want 13:33, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Grazie a te per la rapidità. --Qbert88 13:41, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]


  Done Laaknor 21:25, 30 January 2010 (UTC)[]

A one year term has expired on sv.wikipedia.

Njaelkies Lea@sv.wikipedia

Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 16:32, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 16:32, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Not done yet. I Google translated Jalla's response, which indicated some desire to keep the tools for anti-graffiti work. But not a strong desire. Somebody who speaks Swedish needs to look at the specifics of this more closely. Especially needed is a look at the policies concerning inactive admins. Jalla has not edited since 8 Feb 2009. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 16:38, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]
The swedish Wikipedia has no policy about inactive sysops but the sysopship is only for 12 month. Jalla has not ased for a new period and nobody has asked him for a new period. I think you read an old question, from an earlier year at Jalla's user talk. You can read about the policy about time-limited sysops here. -- Lavallen 16:48, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]
Last election about Jallas sysopship can you find here. -- Lavallen 16:51, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]
I confirm the policy on sv.wikipedia is one year time-limited adminship and reelection if the user wishes it. The user has not asked for it since january 2009. Laaknor 17:02, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]

sv:User:Mason has not responded on the question about his/her sysopship since jan 15, but at least I will wait two more weeks before I demand removal. -- Lavallen 12:52, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 23:26, 31 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Temporary permissions (expired and rejected requests only)


Hello! I think that one of the things slowing down input on the Cherokee Wikipedia is that many people don't know how to input the non-roman characters into the computer. A helpful user on the Navajo Wikipedia has taught me how to create an input bar (that is in use on Navajo Wikipedia) for use on Cherokee Wikipedia. I request temporary Admin rights so I can impliment this, in the hope of making Cherokee Wikipedia easier to use for those who do not know how to setup a Cherokee keyboard and what not. Thanks in advance, wado. Nesnad 13:26, 23 November 2009 (UTC)[]

Sounds reasonable to me, how long do you need the rights for? Would a week be enough? a month? Let us know. ++Lar: t/c 06:11, 27 November 2009 (UTC)[]
  Done to expire on 2010-01-02 as I see all existing two administrators being inactive. Please ask shortly before the end of this year if you need extension.--Jusjih 03:09, 2 December 2009 (UTC)[]
Removed, user notified: might ask when perms are needed again. --M/ 22:29, 2 January 2010 (UTC)[]

JerryofWong@zhwikisource for import

The above user wants import flag. After local discussion since 2009-09-23, only I entered a supporting with no one else saying anything as the community there is not so big. Grant the flag?--Jusjih 02:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)[]

What is the purpose of import flag? There is no active community, so I would suggest granting temporary right. Other opinions? LeinaD (t) 23:11, 2 October 2009 (UTC)[]
I agree :)--Nick1915 - all you want 07:55, 3 October 2009 (UTC)[]
The user wants to import things to make new pages faster. If you do not support permanent right, I agree temporary one, then see if renewal is fine, as I avoid granting this due to steward policy about the conflict of interest.--Jusjih 00:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)[]
Seems reasonable enough of a request, how long is needed? ++Lar: t/c 03:24, 6 October 2009 (UTC)[]
I've granted JerryofWong import flag for 3 months, expires: 9-01-2010. Please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows. LeinaD (t) 14:31, 9 October 2009 (UTC)[]
  Removed — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:12, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]



  Done - granted temporary for 6 months (per discussion and previous requests and few other users). Expires 10 January 2010. ++Lar: t/c 05:17, 10 July 2009 (UTC)[]
  Removed — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:15, 10 January 2010 (UTC)[]


I tend to decline this. You have not been active on the wiki in the past 3 months. And please inform the community before you request temp sysopship. The page you linked only contains your request from June 2009. --თოგო (D) 10:44, 24 September 2009 (UTC)[]
i follow the contributions made on the wiki and bring enhancements each time it is possible-you can look at my homepage to see the work that has been done; i should log in before each contributions of mine in order to have higher statistics ...
many things have been done to maintain contributions on the wiki but the community is still poor; there are a small increasing on anonymous contributions but the take-off is not spectacular yet.
Please remember to sign your posts with "~~~~", it sets a good example as you grow your community. I agree with Thogo that you should be a visible contributor to the wiki you want a temporary adminship on... Perhaps it's as simple as remembering to log in so we can see your work. Perhaps come back in a few weeks? ++Lar: t/c 01:07, 6 October 2009 (UTC)[]
i don't know why coming back in a few weeks, my contributions are on my homepage (homepage), on my discussion panel (ht:Diskisyon_Itilizatè:Masterches), on the log there ([45]); i'm not an inexperienced user's my fourth application for this post and the reasons invoqued each time for not having a longer adminship are "community is too small to give you more than 6 or 3 months"; do explain me what the problem is now... Masterches 10:35, 7 October 2009 (UTC)[]
Because when we go to your contribs on htwiki we see only 5 edits since June. That's not very many. If you aren't working there much or at all, do you need a temp sysopship there? I'd be inclined to say no. But you also said you were contributing but forgot to log in.... so, try to remember to log in and come back in a few weeks so we can see what you do there, that's my thinking. Other stewards may have a different view. ++Lar: t/c
  Done to expire on 2010-01-12. Please use edit summaries more often as well.--Jusjih 02:57, 12 October 2009 (UTC)[]
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 09:41, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]


For records i have granted user:Eminn temp 3 month adminship on azwikisource . This would be expired on 2009/10/08 Mardetanha talk 19:52, 7 July 2009 (UTC)[]

Status removed. LeinaD (t) 14:49, 9 October 2009 (UTC)[]
Flag was regranting will be removed at 2010/01/20 --Mardetanha talk 17:56, 20 October 2009 (UTC)[]

removed--Nick1915 - all you want 06:49, 20 January 2010 (UTC)[]


Please grant me temporary import + sysop status on Thai Wikisource for 3 Months. Thank you! --Ken-Z!   Talk 04:58, 22 July 2009 (UTC)[]

Please make a local announcement, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:06, 23 July 2009 (UTC)[]
  sysop-status, expires: 25-01-2010 please remember to translate the interface at betawiki: only and to upload images preferably to commons:, please come back a few days before the status expires to prolong it or hold a local voting if the community grows, thanks
For the import status, please request transwiki for the wiki You wish to import from at bugzilla:, then You can access it from the drop down at s:th:special:import as sysop. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:27, 25 July 2009 (UTC)[]
removed--Nick1915 - all you want 00:43, 25 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Miscellaneous requests

Import-rights on mg.wikis


Please could you enable importation for administrator on both wikis ? I would like to import page on these wikis and I can't because I am not an importer but administrator. Thanks in advance. --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 09:11, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]

No we can not. If the community wish all admins to have the right (not recommended), hold a local discussion and file a request on Bugzilla. If you wish to have local import-rights, request the permission locally (like you would do if you asked for admin-access(?)), and come here and we can grant you the permission. Laaknor 09:17, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[]
I have already put a request on bugzilla (see bug #21762), but there, they says that there is no problem for importing (the person who replied me is a staff member on wikimedia) whereas I have a problem when trying to import... I understand according to this that importation function is enabled for staff, but not for administrators ? If it's really that, I will write a request on and if nobody replies to this, can I get rights after 10 days or I must absolutely have a positive reaction before having importer rights over there and on mg.wikt ? --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 18:28, 31 December 2009 (UTC)[]
Please wait until someone gives you a definitive answer in bugzilla--Nick1915 - all you want 18:37, 31 December 2009 (UTC)[]
OK, a local request have been put there in malagasy --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 18:53, 31 December 2009 (UTC)[]
If no local opposition, I would like to grant the flag, but with limited active users there, temporary flag may be more appropriate.--Jusjih 23:34, 4 January 2010 (UTC)[]
  Done for 3 months until 2010-04-12.--Jusjih 00:44, 12 January 2010 (UTC)[]

Comments in vi.wi about vote

The following discussion is closed.

Hello everyone.

My name is vi:Thành viên:*khi người ta trẻ*.Now, here there ( Vietnamese) is a vote which I think it is not reasonable. According to sysop vi:Apple, “it will turn the wrong thing into the right thing”. Personally, I think that we only vote when the boundary of “acceptable things and unacceptable ones” can die after the vote. Concretely, “there is no clear boundary between the right and the wrong”. After carefully read the reports , I see that this vote cannot stand for this. It’s because among the problems raised to discuss have been set in the Vietnam’s regulative documents (the problem here is the rule documents of Vietnam about this issue have many weak points that make people misunderstand and they will express by different ways). Above is my brief opinions, if this issue belongs to your competence, I hope that you will willing to give your ideas. My English is not very good, so you can contact with our sysops to understand more clearly, specially, them members like vi:Thành viên:Mxn, vi:Thành viên:DHN, vi:Thành viên:Vietbio *khi người ta trẻ* 14:24, 13 January 2010 (UTC)[]

As that project has its own bureaucrats, it's not within our area of influence for matters such as this, sorry. Kylu 00:33, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[]